Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/13 & 8/14

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today's and tomorrow's games.

Here are your morning rankings for today’s starting pitcher options.

It’s not perfect and will be far from the actual results at the end of the day, though it should give guidance for those questioning who to slot into your lineup on a given day.

There is a second table for tomorrow’s starting pitcher matchups as well, helping everyone get a jump on their nightly pickups. Please note that these matchups are subject to change, though, and there will be times when I have the incorrect pitcher going. I thank you for your future understanding.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

FS = False Starter where there is an assumed opener actually starting the game.

Red = Postponed.


Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Gerrit Cole @ CHW
2 Lance Lynn @ TOR
3 Chris Sale @ CLE
4 Zack Greinke @ CHW
5 Mike Clevinger vs. BOS
6 Jack Flaherty @ KC
7 Matthew Boyd vs. SEA
8 Domingo German vs. BAL
9 Madison Bumgarner vs. OAK
10 Zack Wheeler @ ATL
11 Brendan McKay @ SD
12 Dustin May @ MIA
13 Max Fried vs. NYM
14 Alex Wood @ WSH
15 Zac Gallen @ COL
16 Jon Gray vs. ARI
17 Jose Quintana @ PHI
18 Griffin Canning vs. PIT
19 Brett Anderson @ SF
20 Joe Ross vs. CIN
21 Dylan Cease vs. HOU
22 Jordan Yamamoto vs. LAD
23 Jason Vargas vs. CHC
24 Yusei Kikuchi @ DET
25 Trevor Williams @ LAA
26 Glenn Sparkman vs. STL
27 Eric Lauer vs. TB
28 Chase Anderson vs. MIN
29 Martin Perez @ MIL
30 Ivan Nova vs. HOU
31 John Means @ NYY
32 Thomas Pannone vs. TEX

Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Clayton Kershaw @ MIA
2 Trevor Bauer @ WSH
3 Stephen Strasburg vs. CIN
4 Aaron Nola vs. CHC
5 Shane Bieber vs. BOS
6 Wade Miley @ CHW
7 Chris Archer @ LAA
8 Cole Hamels @ PHI
9 Robbie Ray @ COL
10 Kyle Gibson @ MIL
11 Brad Keller vs. STL
12 Dallas Keuchel vs. NYM
13 J.A. Happ vs. BAL
14 Homer Bailey @ SF
15 Kolby Allard @ TOR
16 Sean Reid-Foley vs. TEX
17 Dillon Peters vs. PIT
18 Cal Quantrill vs. TB
19 Elieser Hernandez vs. LAD
20 Marco Gonzales @ DET
21 Gio Gonzalez vs. MIN
22 Steven Matz @ ATL
23 Tyler Beede vs. OAK
24 Dakota Hudson @ KC
25 Edwin Jackson vs. SEA
26 TBD Rays SP @ SD
27 Dylan Bundy @ NYY
28 TBD Boston SP @ CLE
29 Kyle Freeland vs. ARI
30 Ross Detwiler vs. HOU


(Photo by John Bunch/Icon Sportswire)

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

7 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/13 & 8/14”

  1. Bradley Raley says:

    No rank for Bumgarner start on Tuesday(8/13)?

  2. Tom says:

    For future reference, what rankings designate must-start vs. must-sit?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      It isn’t consistent, simply because those designations don’t exist across the board.

      I debated this a lot, it’s the all-around best solution just to rank the starters relative to the day’s games and not designate a “cut off line” as it changes owner-to-owner.

      • Pops says:

        Totally understand this logic, but I think many (most?) of us assume that if you’re willing to stream a particular pitcher, you’d be willing to start someone ranked above him that day. I guess that’s not “must start,” but it seems like at least “probably start”?

  3. Andrew Dubrule says:

    Draftkings has an alert that they have removed game 2 of HOU vs. CWS

  4. Todd says:

    Start or sit Cease today? (14 teams, looking for W/QS)

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